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cravens' attorney mary ellen attridge has a reputation. she's aggressive and she doesn't care who knows it. frankly, she said, prosecutor roach was just the sort she'd love to beat. but defending seth cravens, reputed town bully, that would not be an easy thing to do. >> so this was a perfect storm of bad facts. the drinking of all parties, the fighting, the location of the blow and then the hit on the back of the head. >> reporter: what defense attorney attridge needed to do was make the jury believe a whole new story of what led to all those undeniable bad facts. >> everybody wants to see every participant in black and white terms. they want the defendant to be demonized and they want the victim to be canonized. and very rarely are either of those things applicable. >> reporter: and as attridge knew, emery was no saint. he'd been arrested in 2004 for assault on another surfer, the year before for throwing a bottle at a man, and more recently, he had had a dui. in fact, the night he encountered the bird rock bandits, he was still on probation. attridge considered an attempt to get emery's
. >> everybody was surprised. >> reporter: his attorney mary ellen attridge took it hard. >> i was just devastated. it was awful. >> reporter: it was shocking after -- >> it was shocking, it was depressing. you know? because there's so much loss of life that happened in the case. here's two guys in their 20s. none of this needed to happen. so it was a very, very difficult verdict. >> reporter: but for emery's mother cindy, this was a long awaited verdict. and the next step, sentencing, would be the final measure of justice for her son. >> the judge would come up with the right judgment and trusting that god will give him wisdom. and i just have to look forward. i'm not going to live in the past. >> reporter: seth, who did not testify at his trial, finally spoke at his sentencing if only to say how sorry he was. >> i just want to say sorry to emery's family. i'm so sorry that it's happening. i'm sorry for your loss. i do pray that you guys find some kind of peace and comfort. i'm sorry. i'm sorry to my own family. everybody that had to go through this with me. i'm real sorry. >> reporter
is mary ellen attridge, seth craven's defense attorney. >> i thought it was something that i could creatively dismantle. >> reporter: as far as the gang idea was concerned, that was ludicrous, as far as you're concerned? >> yes, it was not only ludicrous but it was scary. they spent enormous amounts of hours and taxpayer dollars to label this group a gang when in fact they were just a bunch of post adolescents from a neighborhood. it wasn't exactly like we were dealing with la cosa nostra. and it was at once most laughable and frightening. >> reporter: when investigators took the stand, they all faced the same questioning from ms. attridge. >> did you ever hear of the bird rock bandits? >> no, i never heard that name until today, i believe.kl.ñ >> so you never saw any graffiti that reflected bird rock bandits, to your knowledge? >> not to my knowledge. >> reporter: her point was this, if the bird rock bandits were a gang, had been one for years, how come nobody in law enforcement knew about them? the defense noted other contradictions as well, like the fact that the so-called gang
. cindy had been going to the same dairy queen since she was in her mother's home. ellen zarzycki had been divorced since 1981. the two had been getting cones there since junior high days together. married and pregnant, they still stopped by. >> i remember when i was expecting cindy, i didn't have cravings. but ed would have cravings. he would have to have a strawberry sundae from the dairy queen. >> reporter: after the marriage broke up, there was no way, alice thought, that she could raise the three children. she worked nights and was left with only a small house and had little money. ed got custody. cindy became the daughter she'd see on weekends. >> she was a middle child, and that's usually a child that tries really hard to please. >> reporter: on the saturday before she went missing, cindy dropped in on her mom. a visit allowed by her dad's grounding rules. they talked a little about her punishment for walking home from the distant mall. >> she was upset, but she knew she did wrong. >> reporter: but a mom with an extra sense about these things had a feeling something else was agitati
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